Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Another Conspiracy Theory Becomes Fact: The Entire Oil Collapse Is All About Crushing Russian Control Over Syria
While the markets are still debating whether the price of oil is more impacted by the excess pumping of crude here, or the lack of demand there, or if it is all just a mechanical squeeze by momentum-chasing HFT algos who also know to buy in the milliseconds before 2:30pm, we bring readers' attention back to what several months ago was debunked as a deep conspiracy theory.
Back then we wrote about a certain visit by John Kerry to Saudi Arabia, on September 11 of all days, to negotiate a secret deal with the now late King Abdullah so as to get a "green light" in order "to launch its airstrikes against ISIS, or rather, parts of Iraq and Syria. And, not surprising, it is once again Assad whose fate was the bargaining chip to get the Saudis on the US' side, because in order to launch the incursion into Syrian sovereign territory, it "took months of behind-the-scenes work by the U.S. and Arab leaders, who agreed on the need to cooperate against Islamic State, but not how or when. The process gave the Saudis leverage to extract a fresh U.S. commitment to beef up training for rebels fighting Mr. Assad, whose demise the Saudis still see as a top priority."
Said otherwise, the pound of flesh demanded by Saudi Arabia to "bless" US airstrikes and make them appear as an act of some coalition, is the removal of the Assad regime. Why? So that, as we also explained last year, the holdings of the great Qatar natural gas fields can finally make their way onward to Europe, which incidentally is also America's desire - what better way to punish Putin for his recent actions than by crushing the main leverage the Kremlin has over Europe?
Because at the end of the day it is all about energy. We made as much very clear one month later when in mid-October we said "If The Oil Plunge Continues, "Now May Be A Time To Panic" For US Shale Companies." The panic time has long since come, but only after we laid out the problem clearly enough for all to grasp:
... while we understand if Saudi Arabia is employing a dumping strategy to punish the Kremlin as per the "deal" with Obama's White House, very soon there will be a very vocal, very insolvent and very domestic shale community demanding answers from the Obama administration, as once again the "costs" meant to punish Russia end up crippling the only truly viable industry under the current presidency.As a reminder, the last time Obama threatened Russia with "costs", he sent Europe into a triple-dip recession.It would truly be the crowning achievement of Obama's career if, amazingly, he manages to bankrupt the US shale "miracle" next.
Of course, all of the above was purely in the realm of the conspiratorial, because the last thing the administration would admit is that the tradeoff to its bargain with Saudi Arabia to implement a (largely failed) foreign policy regarding ISIS (which has grown in size since the coalition campaign) was to put at risk the entire US shale miracle, a miracle which is evaporating in front of everyone's eyes. And all thanks to that "closest" of US allies in the middle east: Saudi Arabia.
It was conspiratorial, that is, until today, when thanks to the far less "tinfoil" NYT one more conspiracy theory becomes conspiracy fact, following a report that "Saudi Arabia has been trying to pressure President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia to abandon his support for President Bashar al-Assad of Syria, using its dominance of the global oil markets at a time when the Russian government is reeling from the effects of plummeting oil prices."
From the NYT:
Saudi Arabia and Russia have had numerous discussions over the past several months that have yet to produce a significant breakthrough, according to American and Saudi officials. It is unclear how explicitly Saudi officials have linked oil to the issue of Syria during the talks, but Saudi officials say — and they have told the United States — that they think they have some leverage over Mr. Putin because of their ability to reduce the supply of oil and possibly drive up prices."
As we predicted, correctly, in September: it was all about Syria:
“If oil can serve to bring peace in Syria, I don’t see how Saudi Arabia would back away from trying to reach a deal,” a Saudi diplomat said. An array of diplomatic, intelligence and political officials from the United States and Middle East spoke on the condition of anonymity to adhere to protocols of diplomacy.
So what would it take for the price of oil to finally jump? Not much: Putin's announcement that Syria's leader Bashar is no longer a strategic ally of Russia.
Any weakening of Russian support for Mr. Assad could be one of the first signs that the recent tumult in the oil market is having an impact on global statecraft. Saudi officials have said publicly that the price of oil reflects only global supply and demand, and they have insisted that Saudi Arabia will not let geopolitics drive its economic agenda. But they believe that there could be ancillary diplomatic benefits to the country’s current strategy of allowing oil prices to stay low — including a chance to negotiate an exit for Mr. Assad...."Russia has been one of the Syrian president’s most steadfast supporters, selling military equipment to the government for years to bolster Mr. Assad’s forces in their battle against rebel groups, including the Islamic State, and supplying everything from spare parts and specialty fuels to sniper training and helicopter maintenance."
Will Putin relent?
"Mr. Putin, however, has frequently demonstrated that he would rather accept economic hardship than buckle to outside pressures to change his policies. Sanctions imposed by the United States and European countries have not prompted Moscow to end its military involvement in Ukraine, and Mr. Putin has remained steadfast in his support for Mr. Assad, whom he sees as a bulwark in a region made increasingly volatile by Islamic extremism."
Actually that's not it: Syria, as we have been explaining for nearly two years is the critical transit zone of a proposed natural gas pipeline, originating in Qatar, and one which would terminate somewhere in central Europe. The same Qatar which was the "mystery sponsor of weapons and money to Syrian mercenary rebels" who eventually became ISIS. The same Qatar which is now directly funding ISIS. Of course, if Putin were to handover Syria to the Saudi princes (and to Qatar), he would effectively shoot himself in the foot by ending any leverage Gazprom has over Europe.
This too is very well known to Putin. For now he has shown that he has no intention of abdicating Syria, and losing critical leverage when it comes to being the provider of last resort of European gas:
The Saudis have offered economic enticements to Russian leaders in return for concessions on regional issues like Syria before, but never with oil prices so low. It is unclear what effect, if any, the discussions are having. While the United States would support initiatives to end Russian backing for Mr. Assad, any success by the Saudis to cut production and raise global oil prices could hurt many parts of the American economy.After the meeting in Moscow in November between Prince Saud al-Faisal, the Saudi foreign minister, and Sergey V. Lavrov, the Russian foreign minister, Mr. Lavrov rejected the idea that international politics should play a role in setting oil prices.“We see eye to eye with our Saudi colleagues in that we believe the oil market should be based on the balance of supply and demand,” Mr. Lavrov said, “and that it should be free of any attempts to influence it for political or geopolitical purposes.”
Which, in retrospect puts the Ukraine conflict, and the western isolation of Russia in a very simple spotlight - the whole point is to inflict as much pain as possible, so Putin has no choice but to hand over Syria.
Russia is feeling financial pain and diplomatic isolation because of international sanctions stemming from its incursion into Crimea and eastern Ukraine, American officials said. But Mr. Putin still wants to be viewed as a pivotal player in the Middle East. The Russians hosted a conference last week in Moscow between the Assad government and some of Syria’s opposition groups, though few analysts believe the talks will amount to much, especially since many of the opposition groups boycotted them. Some Russia experts expressed skepticism that Mr. Putin would be amenable to any deal that involved removing support for Mr. Assad.Saudi Arabia’s leverage depends on how seriously Moscow views its declining oil revenues. “If they are hurting so bad that they need the oil deal right away, the Saudis are in a good position to make them pay a geopolitical price as well,” said F. Gregory Gause III, a Middle East specialist at Texas A&M’s Bush School of Government and Public Service.As for Assad, the Syrian president "has shown no inclination to step aside. He said in a recent interview with Foreign Affairs magazine that the true threat in Syria comes from the Islamic State and Qaeda-affiliated groups that, in his words, make up the “majority” of rebellion. American and Arab officials said that even if Russia were to abandon Mr. Assad, the Syrian president would still have his most generous benefactor, Iran. Iranian aid to the Syrian government has been one of the principal reasons that Mr. Assad has been able to hold power as other autocrats in the Middle East have been deposed.And as a major oil producer, Iran would benefit if Saudi Arabia helped push up oil prices as part of a bargain with Russia.“You are going to strengthen your enemy whether you like it or not, and the Iranians are not showing any flexibility here,” said Mustafa Alani, an analyst at the Gulf Research Center who is close to the Saudi royal family.But the military aid that Russia provides to Syria is different enough from what Damascus receives from Iran, its other major supplier, that if “Russia withdrew all military support, I don’t think the Syrian Army could function,” a senior Obama administration official said.
A number of Arab nations have been pushing for the Saudis and Russians — polar extremes in their positions toward Mr. Assad — to find common ground on the matter as a step toward ending the carnage of Syria’s civil war, now almost four years old. But, as one Arab diplomat put it, “This decision is ultimately in Putin’s hands.”
And that, ladies and gentlemen, is what the great oil collapse of 2014/2015 is all about. For those who want to know when to buy oil, the answer is simple: just after (or ideally before) Putin announces he will no longer support the Assad regime. If, that is, he ever does because that act will effectively destroy all leverage Putin may ever have over Europe, and in the process, also end - quite prematurely - his career.
Until then, every single HFT-induced spike in oil is one to be ultimately faded, because as the past few months have shown, it is the Saudis who set the price, and they will not take no for an answer, even if it means crippling the entire US shale, and energy, industry in the process.
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A brother in Christ left a comment on the blog yesterday asking me if I was going to be writing about this year’s Super Bowl. I responded by saying I had not been paying attention to this event at all, and did not anticipate posting anything on the subject. That was yesterday. You never know what a new day will bring.
Out of curiosity, this morning I pulled up Sports Illustrated’s website to see who won the game which was a contest between the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots. (The Patriots won 28-24.) From there I took another step, then another. I did not want to spend much time on the Super Bowl as I am engaged in developing the current series on the Hebrew Roots Movement. However, the presence of a Luciferian/Illuminati message was so evident, and took so little time and effort to scope out, that I decided to post an article on the subject.
Let me begin with what I will refer to as the “environment” of the Super Bowl. By this I mean the location and date in which this event takes place. The date of the Super Bowl was February 1st. On the occult calendar observed by witches, Satanists, pagans, etc., this date is the first of four high sabbaths, being referred to as Imbolg, or Imbolc (the b is silent). The date of this witches sabbath falls about halfway between the winter solstice and the spring equinox. The name February is derived from the Latin “februum” which means “purification.” Fire is considered the greatest purifying element, and has a fixed association with purification. Etymologically, both of the words “fire” and “pure” derive from the same root. We can see the similarity in words such as “pyre,” which is a pile of combustible material, often associated with the cremation of a corpse. A pyre is a fire used for purification. This fact has some relationship to the Super Bowl half-time celebration. Satan wants to cleanse the earth of all those who will not bow in obedience to him.
Each of the quarterly witches sabbaths are 13 weeks apart, thirteen being a number associated peculiarly with forbidden spiritual practices and associated with the idea of rebellion in the Bible (See E.W. Bullinger, Number in Scripture). A witches coven always has thirteen witches present, no more and no less. It is not coincidental that Groundhog Day, considered an innocent cultural event by many, but which is traceable back to dark pagan rituals, has its most famous observance in Punxsutawnee, Pennsylvania. The ceremony is convened by thirteen men dressed in black.
Witches Sabbath in Punxsutawney also known as Groundhog Day
Imbolg/Imbolc is derived from Gaelic and means “in the belly.” It is a reference to both the earth and animals being pregnant with new life. The symbol for witchcraft is the pentagram, or five pointed star, with the point up, whereas the symbol of Satanism is the pentagram with the point down.
Look again at the logo for Super Bowl XLIX at the top of this post and you will observe the five pointed star in the very center of the image indicating that an occult ritual, a witches sabbath, will take place at this venue.
Having established the significance of the date, let us look at the location. Super Bowl XLIX was held at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. Glendale is located in the Valley of the Sun. The University of Phoenix Stadium is the Valley of the Sun’s main outdoor stadium. It replaced Sun Devil Stadium when it was opened on August 1, 2006. The connection to Sun worship, the devil, and the occult imagery of the Phoenix, declare loudly the Luciferian connections to this venue. Additionally, the stadium is located along 33 degrees north latitude, the number 33 being the highest degree in Scottish Rite Freemasonry.
Ritualistic witchcraft always takes place within the “sacred circle” of the coven and the stadium itself is in the shape of a large circle.
University of Phoenix Stadium
The Phoenix itself is a symbol embraced by Freemasonry and other Luciferian groups. The mythical Phoenix is consumed in fire, but then reborn from the ashes of its own destruction.
As such, the Phoenix is a symbol of Lucifer/Satan who was cast out of heaven and consumed to ashes, only to arise once more to be the “prince of the power of the air” (Ephesians 2:2) and the “god of this world” (II Corinthians 4:4).
“You were the anointed cherub who covers, and I placed you there. You were on the holy mountain of God; You walked in the midst of the stones of fire. You were blameless in your ways from the day you were created, until unrighteousness was found in you. By the abundance of your trade you were internally filled with violence, and you sinned; Therefore I have cast you as profane from the mountain of God. And I have destroyed you, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire. Your heart was lifted up because of your beauty; You corrupted your wisdom by reason of your splendor. I cast you to the ground; I put you before kings, that they may see you. By the multitude of your iniquities, in the unrighteousness of your trade, you profaned your sanctuaries. Therefore I have brought fire from the midst of you; It has consumed you, and I have turned you to ashes on the earth in the eyes of all who see you.”
Satan has used the Phoenix as a symbol of his own destruction and resurrection, and he is worshiped in this guise by those who are his servants.
Standard Book Given to New Freemasons
The book pictured above features a number of Masonic images on the cover, including the pyramid, the outraying light at the top of the pyramid signifying the all-seeing-eye, and the double-headed Eagle or Phoenix. The entry level Mason is intentionally misled as to the meaning of the symbols and rites of Freemasonry, as Albert Pike admits in his encyclopedic tome on the mysteries of Freemasonry titledMorals and Dogma.
The Blue Degrees are but the outer court or portico of the Temple. Part of the symbols are displayed there to the Initiate, but he is intentionally misled by false interpretations. It is not intended that he shall understand them; but it is intended that he shall imagine that he understands them. Their true explication is reserved for the Adepts, the Princes of Masonry...
Masonry, like all the Religions, all the Mysteries, Hermeticism and Alchemy, conceals its secrets from all except the Adepts and Sages, or the Elect, and uses false explanations and misinterpretations of its symbols to mislead those who deserve only to be misled; to conceal the Truth, which it calls Light, from them, and to draw them away from it. Truth is not for those who are unworthy or unable to receive it, or would pervert it....
The truth must be kept secret, and the masses need a teaching proportioned to their imperfect reason…
[Source: Albert Pike, Morals and Dogma, Published 1871]
Albert Pike confessed to the “Princes of Masonry” that their true god is Lucifer, and their doctrines are Luciferian. Albert Pike was the Supreme Commander of all Scottish Rite Freemasonry. There is a statue of him standing in Washington, D.C.. He spoke the following.
That which we must say to the crowd is - We worship a God, but it is the God that one adores without superstition.
To you, Sovereign Grand Inspectors General [of the 33rd degree], we say this, that you may repeat it to the Brethren of the 32nd, 31st, and 30th degrees - The Masonic religion should be, by all of us initiates of the high degrees, maintained in the purity of the Luciferian doctrine.
If Lucifer were not God, would Adonay, the God of the Christians, whose deeds prove his cruelty, perfidy, and hatred of man, barbarism and repulsion for science, would Adonay and his priests, calumniate him?
Yes, Lucifer is God, and unfortunately Adonay is also God. For the eternal law is that there is no light without shade, no beauty without ugliness, no white without black, for the absolute can only exist as two Gods: darkness being necessary to light to serve as its foil as the pedestal is necessary to the statue, and the brake to the locomotive...
Thus, the doctrine of Satanism is a heresy; and the true and pure philosophic religion is the belief in Lucifer, the equal of Adonay; but Lucifer, God of Light and God of Good, is struggling for humanity against Adonay, the God of Darkness and Evil.
[A.C. De La Rive, La Femme et L’enfant dans La Franc-Maconnerie Universelle(Women and Children in Universal Freemasonry), Page 588 ]
Although I have not found this information online, I suspect very strongly that all of the men in top hats involved with the Groundhog Day event in Punxsutawney are members of one of the local lodges of Freemasonry.
Photo of Some of the Men from John W. Jenks Lodge #534 in Punsutawney
What is the ritual of Groundhog Day symbolizing? The Groundhog comes out of his burrow (a hole in the earth) and if he sees his shadow winter will persist for six more weeks. It is all about seeing the light of the sun, illumination. The Sun is a star, and Satan/Lucifer is figured as a star that has fallen to the earth. It is this same star that adorns the top of Christmas trees (See the article What’s the Big Deal About Christmas?) It is the same star that carried Katy Perry aloft at the end of the half-time show of the Super Bowl. That the half-time show was a Luciferian ritual should be abundantly clear, but if there is any doubt, compare the checker board floor that is in all Masonic lodges with the floor of the arena during the half-time show.
Super Bowl Chess Board
Checkerboards, the Phoenix, Stars, Imbolg, Groundhog Day, Valley of the Sun, 33 degrees, Sun Devil... what is it all about? What was the message being broadcast during Super Bowl XLIX? To answer this question I must speak about the background of Katy Perry, the singer who was the featured main performer for this witches sabbath. Katy Perry, formerly known as Katy Hudson, comes from a Christian family. Both of her parents are ministers. She started out her singing career as a gospel artist and had hopes of being the next Amy Grant. She has stated in an interview that when her gospel career did not take off, she sold her soul to the devil. She wanted to be a star, and she found in Satan the means to fulfill her desire.
Lenny Kravitz (Cinna) and Jennifer Lawrence (Katniss) in The Hunger Games
During the half-time performance, Lenny Kravitz played the role of Satan. He is the star maker. He can make a person’s dreams come true, but they have to bow down and worship him. How do we know this is the role played by Kravitz? It is because this is the same role he has recently played in the very popular The Hunger Gamesmovies. Lenny Kravitz plays the role of Cinna (sounds like slang for “sinner”), a stylist who is assigned to Katniss Everdeen played by Jennifer Lawrence. He takes an average girl and makes her into a star who is idolized by the people. Cinna designs a fire dress that greatly impresses the crowds when Katniss wears it in her first public appearance. Yet, the most significant apparel Cinna designs for Katniss is seen in the following images.
Each contestant in The Hunger Games appears on television on a type of game show where they are interviewed. In this particular scene, Katniss comes out wearing a wedding dress. She is engaged to marry one of the other contestants. During her interview she spins around and her dress catches fire transforming from white to black and sprouting angels wings. Yet these are black angel’s wings. They are symbolic of Satan. The esoteric meaning here is that Satan is able to transform the bride of Christ into his own image. Lenny Kravitz plays the role of the individual who accomplishes this transformation.
Through the half-time show for Super Bowl XLIX, Katy Perry, the former Christian and gospel singer, appears wearing a fire dress just like Jennifer Lawrence in The Hunger Games. Why is Lenny Kravitz part of the half-time show? It is part of the esoteric ritual. When Kravitz first appears he is singing the song that launched Katy Perry into worldwide fame. The song is I Kissed a Girl (And I Liked It). He is singing this song, for he is appearing in the guise of Satan who transformed Katy Perry into a star by giving her a new career, a new life, a new fame. As Kravitz and Katy Perry are on stage, Katy symbolically gives herself to Kravitz intimately, and bows down before him.
Katy Perry and Lenny Kravitz
What is symbolically being portrayed is that because Satan (Kravitz) gave Katy fame by giving her hit songs to sing, she has sold herself to Satan to worship him. She has surrendered herself to Satan fully, allowing him to place his seed in her (they simulate sexual intercourse during the performance). Even as those who have received the seed of Christ are to be transformed into the image of the Son of God, so too does Satan seek to transform men and women into his image. Look again at the image from The Hunger Games to see the transformation of Jennifer Lawrence from a bride to an angel of darkness.
Satan has not changed his methods for he know what works with mankind. When Christ walked the earth Satan offered to Him all the kingdoms of the earth, wealth, fame, everything the world has to offer, for it is all in Satan’s control. Yet the Son of God rebuffed this fallen angel. Tragically, Satan has found multitudes of the sons and daughters of Adam who will accept his offer. In the following video Katy Perry admits to having sold herself to the devil to obtain fame.
This half-time show was used by Satan to mock God, showing Him that Satan can take those who belong to Yahweh and transform them into Satan’s image. Katy Perry enters the stadium in the figure of the whore of Babylon riding upon a beast.
Satan's Triumphal Entry
Satan is the proud lion showing off the one he has conquered. He has the daughter of two ministers, a former gospel singer, who has sold herself to do his will. He is parading her before the masses, and he has placed his words in her mouth. At the end of this segment, Katy Perry rears back her head as if to roar, but she does not roar in her own voice. Instead the voice of a lion is heard.
I Peter 5:8
Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls about like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.
Here is one who did not resist him, and Satan is boasting before a worldwide audience of his victory. In other acts of the show, we see portrayed another means by which Satan ensnares people. Not all people are trapped by their lust for fame or riches. Some are ensnared by their lust for knowledge. Light is used as a symbol of illumination. This is the principle that organizations such as Freemasonry operate upon. They promise the acolyte secret wisdom and hidden knowledge that they can gain nowhere else. As a man advances up the various degrees of Freemasonry he is given greater access to the secret teachings of the lodge, teachings that are reserved for those who demonstrate their loyalty and faithfulness to the lodge and its spiritual ruler, Lucifer.
This is what is signified through the pyramid with the all-seeing eye at the top. The out-raying light from the top of the pyramid symbolizes the knowledge of Lucifer (Lucifer being translated as “light bearer”).
From Darkness to Light
It is not coincidental that just prior to the half-time show, a commercial was broadcast for the Church of Scientology. This false, Luciferian religion ensnares men and women who lust for secret knowledge. It promises wisdom and knowledge to those who covet it.
Repeatedly, during the half-time show there are images of the All-Seeing-Eye. These are references to the vaunted wisdom of Satan which he promises to those who will make themselves his servants. His promise is that through knowledge they will be able to ascend, becoming gods themselves. This is what is illustrated at the very end of the show as Katy Perry ascends into the air, carried aloft by a brilliant blazing star. The star represents both Satan and the knowledge he holds forth.
Katy Perry, Borne Aloft By the Blazing Star
Prior to this, during the chess board routine, we see Katy and the other characters all looking up as if they are imploring Satan, the god of this world, to lift them up above the constraints of this world.
Notice that even the other news sites that have commented on this half-time show have used terms referring to “light” when reviewing the performance. Here is Katy arrayed in her fire dress, just like Katniss Everdeen. Lenny Kravitz ties the two characters together. He was the star maker, the one who could transform an innocent into an angel (albeit a dark one). As Katy is borne aloft she is giving forth testimony that the knowledge of Satan can lift one into heavenly realms. She is also testifying that she has become a star herself. In Hollywood parlance, she is what people would call a star.
A number of sites have commented that the star carrying Katy resembled “The More You Know” star that is a symbol used by NBC.
This is the same five pointed star that is the symbol for witchcraft. Wicca, like Freemasonry, holds forth the allure of sacred knowledge that will enable a person to ascend from this mortal plane into spiritual realms. Knowledge has from the beginning of human history been held forth by Satan to ensnare mankind, leading them away from the will of God.
And the serpent said to the woman..., "God knows that in the day you eat from [the forbidden fruit of the tree in the middle of the Garden] your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil." When the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was desirable to make one wise, she took from its fruit and ate; and she gave also to her husband with her, and he ate.
Katy Perry being born aloft by the brilliant star speaks of the promise of Satan to mankind. Humanity can be as gods, if they will partake of the esoteric teachings of Scientology, Kabbalah, and Freemasonry (which is Kabbalah), etc..
As soon as the half-time show ended with Katy Perry borne aloft, the winner of the Super Bowl was foretold. Compare the star carrying Katy with the logo of the New England Patriots.
The five pointed star is emblazoned on the forehead of the Patriot. This speaks of the person having the imprint of the mind of Satan. If you have read the bookDragon Flood, you will know that the founding fathers of America, those who were declared American patriots, truly did have the mind of Lucifer. The rebellion against the King of England was carried forth by Freemasons. It was plotted in the Green Dragon Tavern in Boston, the upper floor of which served as a lodge of Freemasonry.
Much more could be said about this Super Bowl show. I have written this with some haste, being eager to return to the work I have previously engaged. I will include this word in closing. The path to promotion, to ascension, in the kingdom of God is one of humility, suffering, and abasement. Christ is our pattern. He emptied Himself, taking on the form of a bond-servant. He humbled Himself, washing His disciples’ feet. He endured the suffering and humiliation of the cross. Because of this, Yahweh has seated Him at the right hand of power. He has given Yahshua the name that is above every other name.
There are many in this world who would seek a shortcut to promotion and elevation. Yahweh warns all who entertain such thoughts of the consequences. He has said that He will debase the proud and the mighty while showing much grace to the humble. The path to divine knowledge, to receiving the keys that unlock the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, is one of abasement and suffering. Joseph patiently endured years of suffering in Egypt while his brothers were living careless lives of pleasure. He received promotion, and was made privy to the counsels of heaven while they were not. It was given to Joseph to teach wisdom to the princes of Egypt for he was recognized as one upon whom a divine spirit rested (Psalm 105:16-22).
Don’t be deceived by Satan’s bait. He will promise fame, fortune, pleasure, and knowledge. Yet what tastes so sweet in the beginning will be exceedingly bitter in the end. In the blazing star on the forehead of the Patriot I see the mark of the beast. It is the mind given over to Satan.
And another angel, a third one, followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives a mark on his forehead or upon his hand, he also will drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is mixed in full strength in the cup of His anger; and he will be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment goes up to the age of the ages; and they have no rest day and night, those who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name.” Here is the perseverance of the saints who keep the commandments of God and their faith in Yahshua.
We are approaching the end of this age. It is an hour where the saints of God must exercise much patience. Do not allow a desire for knowledge, fame, wealth, or any other thing to entice your heart as it did our forebears in the Garden. Do not look for a path to divine sonship that bypasses the cross. Satan will make a trophy out of you and parade you before the world, but the end will be a bitter one.
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